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Stunning Space Images
 
# 1 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:13
 
 
I've been posting some blogs over the past 7 months or so with images of outer space, the planets and beyond. I want to share a few images that I consider stunning with the denizens of Gaire for their pleasure. After all, I have to live up to my status as Gaire's resident astronomer.

Enjoy...

Eagle Nebula - Stars are being formed inside the giant pillars of gas




The Sombrero Galaxy - note its prominent dust band




The Crab Nebula - The remains of a star that went supernova in 1054




Betelgeuse - The giant red star. The first ever star to have its
surface directly imaged




The Antennae Galaxies - Two spiral galaxies in the process of collision




The Horsehead Nebula



Anyone interested in looking at beautiful outer space images are artwork at an inexpensive price should check out the Fall 2008 issue of Discover magazine - it's a special edicion titled Discover Presents The Whole Universe and is well worth picking up a copy. Borders in Blanchardstown have copies in stock.




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# 2 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:15
 
 
Absolutely beautiful! They're magical.
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# 3 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:16
 
 
They look amazing

Tip : For images that go off the screen, you can put width=580px before the closing IMG tag to resize them.
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# 4 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:17
 
 
We are not alone.
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# 5 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:20
 
 
For a vast vacuum, space is beautiful. Many thanks for these images, JK.
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# 6 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:20
 
 
Thanks guys.

If you want music to accompany the drama of these images, you could do worse than listening to Vangelis' Heaven and Hell Part 3 (1975). It suits the mood perfectly....

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# 7 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:21
 
 
Absolutely beautiful and awe inspiring
Thank you for the wonder

We are the stuff of stars
who understand the stuff of stars
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# 8 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:24
 
 
Next up on my blogs soon - A tour of the Neptune System.
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# 9 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:26
 
 
there must be vast swathes of empty space, JK?
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# 10 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:28
 
 
When I first saw the Eagle Nebula,it shifted my perception of reality up several stages,thanks Jupiter,you're a kid.
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# 11 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:30
 
 
Someone said :
Next up on my blogs soon - A tour of the Neptune System.

I enjoyed your last blog

Is that the planet neptune
i
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# 12 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:34
 
 
Someone said :
there must be vast swathes of empty space, JK?

Outer space is unimaginably vast. Our human brains, advanced as they are, just cannot grasp the enormity of space. It's just not possible.

I enjoyed your last blog

Is that the planet neptune
i

No, my last blog was about the supermassive star Eta Carinae, which will blow itself apart in a supernova explosion any year now.

Neptune will be next.
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# 13 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:39
 
 
Someone said :

Anyone interested in looking at beautiful outer space images are artwork at an inexpensive price should check out the Fall 2008 issue of Discover magazine - it's a special edicion titled Discover Presents The Whole Universe and is well worth picking up a copy. Borders in Blanchardstown have copies in stock.

The entire series is online:

http://ipb.quicksilverscreen.com/index.php?showtopic=117436

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# 14 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 00:42
 
 
Someone said :

Outer space is unimaginably vast. Our human brains, advanced as they are, just cannot grasp the enormity of space. It's just not possible.



No, my last blog was about the supermassive star Eta Carinae, which will blow itself apart in a supernova explosion any year now.

Neptune will be next.

Yeah I know and it was quite brilliantly done,
And again I look forward to your next 1
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# 15 : Friday 30-1-2009 @ 02:10
 
 
That Betelgeuse image is the most impressive to me because it looks like what we are used to calling a Sun and not a star. So it's instantly something we can relate to on an experiential level.

I must get a better telescope.
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